I come to the vocation of psychotherapy out of a dual interest. First, I approach the practice of therapy as a form of contemplation on the nature of the self. In the light of awareness, feelings, thoughts and sensations arise and fall, allowing one to see their true nature, and taking us to a sense of the undying source from which they arise. From this way of perceiving life, suffering that is held up tightly in mind and body can be felt and released. Old, habitual patterns of responding to life become more conscious, and can be let go of. One’s unique gifts become more visible. A sense of calling can be listened to.
Second, psychotherapy is a form of caregiving, of offering a listening space in a world that often makes us feel like an isolated individual who has to fight out his battles. Psychotherapy is a humane space where all parts of oneself are respected and met with compassion. The suffering person is listened to and conveyed that they are not alone, that their suffering can be borne and healed, in the companionship of another.
A bit about me personally – since my early teens, I have been interested in understanding why I am here on this earth, what the purpose of our life is, and how we may relate to this vast universe. At 19, I began to practise yoga and meditation in a meditation school inspired by the Transcendental Meditation movement and over the years, volunteered as a meditation instructor and facilitated counselling groups. I continue to practice, although not I am not associated with any organisations any more.
In my late twenties, I went through a period of disorientation and emptiness, following having left the spiritual organisation I had been part of for the first decade of my adult life and given much of my heart to it. Through a painful churning, I began to relate in new ways to this flux of sensations, emotions, and thoughts that is the self. A deep sense of aliveness and intensity was emerging. At the time, the writings of J. Krishnamurti resonated very deeply and guided me through this part of my journey. The teachings of Jean Klein have also found similar resonance in my experience, along with several other teachers in and outside the spiritual traditions of the world, both theistic and non-theistic.
While living in a crowded city, I have always found time to be with nature and allow it to heal me and communicate to me in deep ways that can often only be tangentially indicated with words.
|Modalities||Transpersonal therapy, depth psychotherapy, non-dual therapy, somatic work, dream work, meditation.|
|Training / qualifications|
M.Phil. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Ambedkar University, Delhi, India;
|Areas of Focus||I work with all kinds of psychological difficulties and situations that call for deeper self-awareness.|
|Accepting New Clients||Yes|
Tuesdays to Saturdays
|My Work is Influenced by||J. Krishnamurti, Jean Klein, the Upanishads, Martin Buber, Thomas Merton.|
|Clients I Work With||Individuals, Couples, Children and young people, Families, Groups|
|Types of Sessions||Face-to-Face, Telephone, Online Video (I.e. Skype, Zoom), Long-term , Short-term|
|Wheel chair Access||Yes|
English, Hindi, Urdu